News & Announcements

Unity In The Community

A back to school welcome parade and rally, Saturday- August 27th from 10am-3pm. School Supplies, Free Food, Family Resources, Immunizations, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Free COVID-19 Home Kits, Kids Entertainment, Music and More!! Also, there will be a welcome reception for our new superintendent, Dr. Tiffany Brunson. Click on the "Unity In The Community" link above for details.

Greetings From Dr. Tiffany Brunson, Superintendent

It is an honor and a privilege to have been chosen as the next superintendent of Elementary School District 159. I’m looking forward to working with the faculty, staff, families, community and students as we co-create a new path forward with a focus on academic excellence, well-being and belonging.

Currently Recruiting for Custodians

The district is currently recruiting for custodial positions, interested candidates should click on the "Currently Recruiting for Custodians" link above.

Bid For Site Renovation Project

For the 2022 Site Renovations at: Marya Yates, Neil Armstrong, Sieden
Prairie and Woodgate Elementary Schools (REBID) project.

ESD 159 Band Concert

Please join us on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 6:30pm for our Band Concert! See performances by 5th Grade Beginning Band, 6th Grade Cadet Band, 7th Grade Band, Jazz Band, 8th Grade Band, and the CPMS Choir!

Mask Wearing Now Optional

Greetings ESD 159 Families,
Last Friday evening, State Superintendent, Carmen Ayala, sent out a correspondence announcing the governor’s decision to make mask optional for all schools and school districts starting February 28th. The District will no longer require anyone to wear a mask but is highly recommending all students, staff and visitors to continue masking. The District will continue to exclude those individual testing positive for COVID 19.


Late on Friday, February 4, 2022, a Circuit Court judge in Sangamon County, IL issued a temporary restraining order against Governor Pritzker prohibiting enforcement of certain executive orders related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Urgent Updated Return-to-School Information

Greeting ESD 159 Families,

Please read the updated return-to-school information from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mable Alfred.

We are also providing the link to consent for the COVID-19 Testing and Opt-Out links below. If you have difficulties with the link, you may copy and paste the link into your browser. In completing the consent form, you may bypass entering your social security number and passport information by hitting return.
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